Open Data

Information about SBA's activities to make data resources available for public use.

Learn more about SBA’s activities to make data resources available for public use and to improve its online capabilities and offerings in the areas of services, mobility, engagement, and security. This page describes resources related to agency data and to the federal government policies and directives for opening data to the public. The Open Data Sources page lists all SBA data resources and APIs that are available to the public.

In recent years, thousands of Government data resources across fields such as health and medicine, education, energy, public safety, global development, and finance have been posted in machine‐readable form for public use. Making information resources accessible, discoverable, and usable by the public has helped fuel entrepreneurship, innovation, and scientific discovery – all of which contribute significantly to job creation, improving Americans' lives, and fostering creativity.

The Small Business Administration is committed to meeting the mandates of the Open Government Initiative, outlined by President Barack Obama in his Presidential Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, Executive Order 13642, released on May 9, 2013, which states that “the default state of new and modernized Government information resources shall be open and machine readable.” Additional information about Open Government can be found on the OMB’s Open Data Policy (M-13-13) and the Project Open Data website. The SBA has developed an Open Government Plan which outlines specific steps in the areas of transparency, data publication, participation, and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, including the public.

SBA welcomes public input and feedback on our implementation of federal digital strategy and open data requirements. SBA uses the following methods to engage with customers and collect input on data.

  • The Contact page, at, provides a forum for two-way communication with customers, who can submit and view feedback related to agency datasets.
  • Customers may send us feedback via email at
  • Customers may contact us via the SBA Answer Desk at 800-827-5722.
  • Program offices may use additional means to best engage their specific stakeholders